Monday night, August 19th, at 7 pm something BIG happened. Eleven-year-old year old SWAN student Bryanna Still walked onto the field of the Clipper Magazine Stadium and opened that night’s game by singing our national anthem. The voice that rang throughout the stadium was not the same as the one of almost a year ago singing Alicia Keys’ “No One.” The voice this night had a remarkable improvement. Gone was the strained voice. In its place a sweet and confident sound carried through to those in the stands.
Bryanna’s diligence to learn through the SWAN program has opened up more doors for her to perform. We have received several requests for Bryanna to sing the national anthem at various upcoming events. We are so proud of her! And in her words, “anything can happen.”